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Mario's De La Mesa Restaurant

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8425 La Mesa Blvd, between Crowder Ln & Grant Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5305
619-461-9390
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A La Mesa institution. Always good quality; that is why they have been around for so long! The best fish tacos I have ever had. Mario doesn't come in anymore but the family keeps it going in the same tradition as Mr. Tijuana (Mario).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here often. The food is delicious, the service is excellent. Their Chili Rellano is one of the best we have ever had. My husband loves the Chichen Enchiladas with Mole Sauce. Their burritos are also huge and packed with delicious fresh food!!!

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Thank Pamela R
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the Jalapeño Omelet, incredibly good, had rice & boiled beans; a favorite there; try it if you haven't...

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Thank Ron C
San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Local and real food on the cheap side! That's a good thing informal home with tight seating But I love the family run eatery all staff are attentive and friendly the owner will always assure you are happy! Like grandmas house!

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Thank Eddie P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. I would have given one and a half stars if I could. Chips, salsa and guacamole were better than average but the rest was just okay. I had a surprise in my beans, a piece of plastic. Yuck! I notified the server who I asked to notify the kitchen which she did. They found the source of the... More 

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Thank Cindy L
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My favorite dish on the menu was Chile Colorado. Possibly the best I have ever eaten. "NO LONGER" The last time I ate there, a few years ago, Mario was the owner and Chef. He is no longer the owner or in the kitchen, and the Chile Colorado was awful. I am not going to be evaluating anything else on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This has been our favorite spot for years! The seafood soup served on weekends is really excellent! Also enjoy grazing on the bunuelos!

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Always friendly. Clean restaurant with good food. We have always had good service here and like the area of town it is in.

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Thank Seth T
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

All the food is a great Mexican affair at Mario's, wonderful sauces, but their shrimp plates ,send me 'over the wall' time after time, you might see me there... ha

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Thank Ron C
Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Not a good evening for Mario's. The 'margarita's were made of some kind of wine concoction and were horrible. One server was friendly but the other rather surly. Food was middle of the road, other than the fresh salsa.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8425 La Mesa Blvd, between Crowder Ln & Grant Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: 619-461-9390

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?